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Duke Energy Trail... West Florida Biking

Key Part of Eastern Leg of Pinellas Trail Loop

Duke Energy Trail is part of the emerging Pinellas Trail Loop, a planned 75-mile biking loop from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs and return. The Duke Energy Trail will form most of the eastern segment of the Loop, eventually running from Enterprise Road at US 19 in Clearwater to the North Bay Trail in St. Petersburg. About 5.5 miles are now complete, with a total of 22.5 miles projected. The trail mostly utilizes Duke Energy right-of-ways and is an easy ride, but virtually no shade and some large road crossings. (Map and photos below.)

Duke Energy Trail. Pinellas Trail Loop

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Location: Pinellas County
End Points: Clearwater (complete to date)
Mileage: 5.5 miles completed, 22.5 when done
Surface: Paved asphalt, 15' (some narrower sections)
Nearby points of interest: BayCare Ballpark (formerly Spectrum Field), John Chestnut Sr. Park, Courtney Campbell Scenic Highway and Trail

Bike Shops / Rentals:

Chainwheel Drive (rentals, sales, service)
David's World Cycle (sales, service)
Outspokin Bicycle (sales, service)

Biking the Duke Energy Trail

Connecting trails along the way add to biking available: (1) the trail meets Ream-Wilson Clearwater Trail, providing a route to Safety Harbor and the Courtney Campbell Trail; (2) it crosses the Druid Road Trail, which provides a route to the Gulf and Clearwater Beach; (3) at the south end, when completed it will meet the North Bay Trail into St. Petersburg.

Duke Energy Trail - Enterprise Rd. to Sunset Pt. Road - 1.5 miles

The trail starts at Enterprise Road and crosses a bridge over busy US 19. It then runs along the powerline corridor with no shade. Watch for Duke Energy trucks crossing the trail. A parking lot with portalet is available at Sunset Pt. Road. From here, another gap to Coachman Road. (April 2019)

Sunset Pt. Road to Old Coachman Road - 1.5 miles

This section includes construction underway (projected completion: May 2021). From Sunset Pt. Road, the construction runs south along the power line to NE Coachman Road. Here, the trail runs roadside to Old Coachman Road, where it crosses a railroad track and meets Ream-Wilson Clearwater Trail. The two run together past Northeast Coachman Park (parking, picnic, disk golf course), then they cross Old Coachman Road where they diverge - Ream-Wilson goes straight, while Duke Energy Trail goes to the right. (April 2021)

Duke Energy Trail - Old Coachman Road to Bellaire Road - 2.5 miles

The trail runs along Old Coachman Road from the intersection with the Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail. The trail runs roadside to Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., and then through the Duke Energy powerline corridor to Bellaire Road. Be careful crossing Drew St. and Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. - use button to activate the crossing signal. Of particular interest through this section is BayCare Ballpark (formerly Spectrum Field, Philadelphia Phillies spring training) and other Major and Minor League baseball-related facilities. A public parking lot at the Carpenter Complex is available, but parking can be limited when baseball games are in progress. (April 2019)

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